Habitat International Coalition (HIC)
and Instituto Pólis, together with other ESCR-Net Members, organized
several events and interventions to advance human rights and the right to the
city framework in relation to the first Preparatory Committee for UN Habitat III.
HIC and Polis have been organizing a series of strategic
discussions with a wide range of allies and fellow ESCR-Net Members, including
CELS, Hakijamii, SERI, and Abahlali base Mjondolo, to advance a common platform
related to the right to the city. The platform will be launched and discussed
at the International Meeting on the Right to the City,
on 12, 13 and 14 November in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The following video highlight their positions regarding the Right to the City:
HIC has already produced a number of advocacy documents in relation to Habitat III. Theycirculated two documents for input and
endorsement at the event: Civil Society Statementfor
International Housing and Land Rights Day on Preparations for the Habitat III
Conference and Strengthening a Global Platform for
the Inclusion of the Right to the City in the Urban and Habitat Agenda.
Habitat III will be the third United Nations Conference on
Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and take place in 2016. As part
of the process, the United Nations General Assembly decided to establish a
Preparatory Committee (PrepCom), to carry out consultations and preparations
for the conference open to all State Members of the United Nations. The first
PrepCom took place from 17-18 September 2014, United Nations Headquarters, New
York City, USA; PrepCom2 will likely occur in April 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Right to the city platform.doc